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Laguna Quilotoa

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Address: Ecuador
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US$98.00*
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Quilotoa Lagoon Day Trip from Quito
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US$66.00*
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Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
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Private Tour: Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito

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Breathtaking place!

It's so worth it!! If you're planning to go down close to the lagoon be prepared and wear comfortable shoes, preferably hiking boots. To go down may take 30 to 40 minutes and go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sorsele, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quilotoa crater (probably a caldera, actually) is probably quite an experience. Beware though, that if the weather is not on your side (which it wasn't for me), standing at the 'mirador' staring into the mist is exactly like staring into your average mist anywhere. And then you may rightly wonder what you're doing high in the Andes.. As of February... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's so worth it!! If you're planning to go down close to the lagoon be prepared and wear comfortable shoes, preferably hiking boots. To go down may take 30 to 40 minutes and go up probably 1 hour that all depends ( fitness level). Going up is a challenge but it's worth it! Try to get there early before noon... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being inside a volcano is quite interesting. And the view is fantastic. I booked the tour with Community Adventures Ecuador which included transportation, visit to a local market on the way to Quilotoa, lunch and a visit to an indigenous hut. Useful information: - Approximately 3 h from Quito. - Entrance fee: USD 2.00 - Way down to the lake:... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend's uncle drove us to the Laguna Quilotoa from Quito so it was a long ride but oh SO worth it. The views on the route are amazing and the lagoon itself is just spectacular. We didn't walk all the way down because we couldn't stay very long and the climb up would have taken too long. But, if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us 6.5 hours to trek around the crater (12 km). The views are just amazing from all angles. At the end in late afternoon the clouds came and we walked in kind of the light fog. Next day we walked down to the laguna, spent some time on the shore and walked back up. Great views both ways.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this crater with lake at the bottom with our guide Alejandro- GUIDECUADOR on Dec 18, 2016/ It is an amazing experience to get to the bottom of this crater near the lake but we recommend to take the mules on the way back. There are about 45min at least of climbing and the trail is very sandy. If... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The laguna de quilotoa is a tourist place not very well known, to arrive to the lagoon of Quilotoa, you must go to latacunga and find carstake you there,There is a little village called Zumbahua, and there are buses that take you to the lagoon, in the land terminals there are agencies that organize tours to the lagoon and in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 3-day (2nights) hike around the "Quilotoa Loop". Highly recommended, very nice scenery and atmosphere! !! You don't need a guide to do this trek !! 1: Spend a night in Latacunga, leave the luggage you don't need at the hostel in Latacunga, most offer this service. Ask for a Quilotoa trek route guide at the hostel, most... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The town of Quilotoa leaves a bit to be desired - best to stay down the road at the Black Sheep Inn and leave Quilotoa for hiking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you want to have a direct contact with nature, you should visit this beautiful place. This natural amphitheater is located in the crater of the volcano Quilotoa. You can see a lagoon in the center of the crater that measures 3 kilometers in diameter. Here you can climb, ride in boats, even have a picnic. If we climb to... More 

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